Dec 16

In this video I will guide you through a 10 minute breathing practice to tap in the the effortless emptying out/letting go that happens within each exhalation.

This is the perfect time of year as we come towards the winter solstice to embrace the natural time of releasing, slowing down, moving towards that fertile void of the winter's darkest point.

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If you'd like to join me and dozens of others in 12 days of resources to keep you grounded and nourished through the holiday season then you might be interested in The Winter Solstice Restoration. 

Do you also find it fascinating that our culture has turned this natural time of sacred darkness and introspection into a whirlwind of festivities, planning, preparations, consumerism and busyness?!

Each year, so many of you reach out to me to confess how overwhelmed, stressed out & spread thin you feel during this time and ask me for resources and ways to stay grounded and sane through the countless festivities and long to-do lists. 

That's why I created The Winter Solstice Restoration as a way to support and move through this time of year together with ALL THE RESOURCES 🙂 

Over time I have learned that if I don't honour my body's natural need for quiet reflection (to at least some degree) then by the end of December my body shuts down with stress, fatigue and illness. What I have also noticed is that every year it is a challenge to carve out time for personal reflection, true nourishment and restoration in the midst of all the outward chaos. I am slowly learning to set firm boundaries on my time and energy and not just do what this 'Holiday Season' expects of me - which seems to be "ALL THE THINGS!" 

In this online session from Winter Solstice until the New Year, the last thing I will suggesting is to add MORE to your December to~dos. I will simply be sending you little resources each day with 10 - 20 minute-long movement practices, guidance to rest and stillness, and some of my favourite nourishing and detoxifying recipes & herbal teas of all time.

I will send friendly reminders that you tune in and listen to the needs of your body and mind above all the noise of the outside world, know that it's not" "another thing" to feel the pressure to complete.

I will also be there reminding you that you can give yourself the permission to say NO to things that are energy draining, and say YES to quiet time, reflection and self~care with guided practices to support just that. 

Also, there will be opportunities to consider what you would like to let go of from the past year/decade, and what you would like to invite in as the days begin to brighten again after the Winter Solstice (the birth of the SUN)

My wish is that this experience leaves you feeling re~engaged with that which you cherish most as we move towards the return of the light for another trip around the sun! I hope you can join me in the next session of Winter Solstice Restoration! 🙂 

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About the Author

Ally Boothroyd is a yoga educator and meditation teacher with a passion for yoga nidra and the healing power of conscious rest. She is the founder of Sarovara Yoga, a yoga space and women's retreat centre in Ontario, Canada. A sanctuary on the water where she fosters local community and supports health, personal growth, emotional resiliency, authenticity, awareness, and awakening. Ally also leads Retreats and Yoga Teacher Trainings in Nosara, Costa Rica